The Early Warning System helps Instructors notifies Students and Observers when an alert is triggered. Instructors can view alerts and send notifications simply by clicking on a rule listed on the Early Warning System page.
Follow these steps to view alerts generated from a rule:
The Review Rule Status page lists all the users in the course and identifies whether or not their performance meets the criteria for the rule and lists details regarding performance. For example, if the Instructor set a Grade rule to trigger an alert for all users with a score less than 65, those users with a score with less than 65 would show Yes in the Meets Criteria column. The page also shows when the user was last notified regarding their performance. Please keep in mind that communicating an alert to users does not happen automatically. The Instructor can customize the message as well as who receives the alert.
Finally, click on the Username to see a detailed view of the user’s performance against all rules.
Follow these steps to notify users when their performance triggers an alert:
Observer Users Only: This option will only send the notification to those users assigned as Observers to the selected Students.
Student and Observer Users: This option will send the notification to the Student and any assigned Observers.
Other: This option allows the sender to enter email addresses for the recipients of the notification.
With all options, the sender can enter additional email addresses as blind carbon copy (bcc) recipients.
The Notification Log serves as a record of Early Warning System communications to users. The log can be used to confirm that Students were made aware of performance problems. Follow these steps to view the log:
The Notification Log lists each notification by individual user. It includes a search function for narrowing the results to locate a particular notification.